Precautionary Boil Water Advisory Issued for Blocks of Adams Avenue, 16th Street, 17th Street and 18th Street West in Huntington

From Press Release
Huntington, W.Va. (July 3, 2015) – West Virginia American Water has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for approximately 40 customers following a water main break in the 1700 block of Adams Avenue in Huntington. The affected area includes Adams Avenue from 16th Street West to 18th Street West, as well the blocks of 16th, 17th and 18th Streets West between Adams Avenue and Washington Avenue. The advisory was issued following a water main break, which crews are working to repair. Customers will be notified of the advisory by the media and the CodeRED phone notification system. 

Once service is restored, affected customers should boil their water before consumption until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms that may be present in the water. Customers are asked to bring water used for drinking, cooking, bathing, showering and brushing teeth to a full boil for a minimum of one minute, then cool before use. 

West Virginia American Water also recommends the following steps: 
·        Throw away beverages and ice cubes if made with tap water; 
·        Keep boiled water in the refrigerator for drinking; 
·        Provide pets with boiled water after cooling; 
·        Do not use home filtering devices in place of boiling or using bottled water; most home water filters will not provide adequate protection from microorganisms; 
·        Use only boiled water to treat minor injuries. 

Once the system recovers, West Virginia American Water will be collecting additional water quality samples in the area of the outageFor more information, contact West Virginia American Water’s customer service center at 1-800-685-8660.